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Why Mattress Encasements Aren’t The Solution To Your Bed Bug Problem

SocialPost_3A mattress encasement is essentially a plastic bag that that wraps around your bed and seals it off from its surrounding environment. It curtails the spread of bed bugs by suffocating the ones that live directly on your bed. Additionally, they can be used as a line of defense to prevent bed bugs from making your bed their home. Even more, mattress encasements can often be fire retardant and antimicrobial. Because they can be helpful, we recommend using a mattress encasement in most situations if you think you are at risk for bed bugs.

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Chemicals Harm More Than Help When It Comes To Getting Rid Of Bed Bugs

SocialPost_2A common method for getting rid of any pest is the use of chemicals to kill them. Many people don’t realize that chemical treatments are poisonous and considered very dangerous to human and environmental health. Organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency recognize the dangers of pesticide use and recommend alternative treatments whenever possible. You should speak to a professional before treating with chemicals because there are safer treatment methods. Here are several details you need to consider:

  • You shouldn’t use outdoor pesticides in your home, and you must strictly follow product recommendations. More isn’t always better, and if you use more than recommended it could make your family very ill.
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Why Washing Your Bedding Won’t Treat Bed Bug

SocialPost_1When you wash your bedding regularly you’re working to prevent a host of issues, and bed bugs are one of them. However, no matter how clean you keep your bed if you travel, you risk bringing back bed bugs from a hotel room. Don’t let this keep you from traveling and staying in hotel rooms because you can protect yourself from hotel bed bugs by using these tips:

  • Inspect your hotel room prior to unpacking by looking for bed bug castaway shells or little dark stains which could be the sign of an infestation.
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Pest Pigeon Problems

Have you noticed pest pigeon droppings on the ground by the front door or along the side of your home or business? Are bird noises disturbing you or your guests?  If you answered yet to any of the questions above then you might have a pest pigeon problem!  Did you know AZEX Pest Control can help?  Pigeons are no match for the AZEX Pest Solutions treatment methods.

Here’s why you should get rid of those pesky birds:

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Protect Your Home From A Threat You Can’t See

Termites can cause thousands in damages for home owners and business owners alike.  In fast U.S. homeowners face an estimates $50 billion in repairs per decade due to termite damages.  Even a single attack could leave your with thousands in repair bills.  That’s why AZEX believes you should prevent the problem BEFORE termites can damage your property.  Prevention is the best way to avoid costs, headaches and the hassle of repairing your home or business.  AZEX proudly offers the Sentricon system, which can kill the entire termite colony, and keeps working for up to a year!

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Arizona Bark Scorpion

The Bark Scorpion is one of the many pests that are native to the state of Arizona.  This scorpion delivers a painful and dangerous sting making them one of the most feared insects in the area. If you live in an area with these scorpions you should be aware of what to do if you see one and how AZEX can help keep your home safe.

Identifying Features

scoprion with babiesThe bark scorpion can be identified by it two body parts and long whip-like tail.  Usually Bark Scorpions grow to 2-3 inches long.  They have 8 legs, a pair of pedipalps that are used for grabbing pray and are usually a light to medium brown color. You may also see them carrying their young on their back as seen in the picture to the left. 

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Clean Bed Bug Treatments

Traditionally bed bugs have been eradicated with chemical sprays and powders that slowly kill bed bugs on contact.  After witnessing countless allergic reactions, and negative heath effects in various news articles the innovators at AZEX developed a way to kill bed bugs quickly, affordably, and IMPROVE the air quality in your home, all at the same time! 

Introducing Azex SteriHeat

The Azex SteriHeat process uses filtration which is essential for indoor air quality. The owner of AZEX believes that indoor airborne particulates generated by convective heating processes, such as most bed bug heat treatments, require the use of engineering control, specifically filtration, to manage the aerosol.  This is an integral part of the AZEX SteriHeat process and should be a standard in all bed bug heat remediation efforts where a convective process is used.

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Before Your Summer Vacation – Bed Bug Awareness Tips

As part of Bed Bug Awareness Week we are covering one of the most asked bed bug questions; How to I avoid getting bed bugs?  Nobody wants to bring bed bugs home from their summer vacation!  A bed bug infestation can be a very un-nerving experience.  Bed bugs can have countless psychological effects on their victims by combining paranoia and insomnia.  And with summer in full effect AZEX Pest Solutions wants to remind travelers that bed bug awareness is KEY in preventing the spread of infestations.  A few simple tips and tricks can keep you bed bug free this summer and can prevent the spread of existing infestations.

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Rat Season is Coming; AZEX Tips to be prepared!

As temperatures warm up in Arizona many rodents are going to become more active.  In the winter rats, mice, and other pests hibernate to keep warm.  As temperatures rise they will begin venturing out from their dens in search of food and new places to nest.  This “busy season” for vermin means that we must be diligent in our efforts to keep pests from entering our homes.  One of the most commonly seen rodents during this time of year is the “Roof Rat”.  The roof rat is actually just a black rat, although than can be many other colors and can be easily identified by their long scaly tails, large ears and small bodies.  Roof rats love to climb and can often be found in trees, shrubs and attics, hence the name “Roof Rat”. 

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Steps to Keeping Your Property Rodent Free

Step 1: Eliminate Food and Water

Remove all potential source of food from the premises, such as bird seed and garbage.  Routinely harvest ripe fruit and pick up all fruit that has fallen to the ground from surrounding trees.  Avoid storing food in garages and storage sheds unless the location is rat-proof.  Keep trash cans closed and with tightly fitting lids.  Repair any leaking faucets, sprinklers and/or piping.  Do not allow standing water.

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